These days, social media emerges to be a shortcut for players to express their purpose. Apart from the pre and post-match emotions, another trend that has been sneaking in is players addressing their desire to leave their current club.
Bruma has been constantly linked with a move to White Hart Lane and he further amplified the talks by liking superimposed images of himself in Spurs kits. In short, it’s a “come and get me!”
According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the 22-year-old is rebuffing to sign a new contract extension with Galatasaray. The Istanbul-based giants are keen to get their star winger to agree on a three-year extension which includes a £40 million release clause, the current asking price of the club. The Portuguese attacker will be at the club until June 2018 and coming summer, he will be entering the final year of his contract which will see his market value significantly decline.
Since the winger is adamant to pack his bags, the club may be forced to sell him right away or risk letting him go for a modest fee or relatively nothing. A tactic that is commonly used by individuals these days, and most often, it happens according to the player’s plan.
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The north Londoners are said to have tabled a £17 million bid for the fleet-footed midfielder. Losing a key player at the midway point of the season is a huge blow to their progress yet the club will eventually behold a profit in their coffer. Bruma was purchased from Sporting Lisbon for a fee around £9 million in 2013 and was often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last season, the Portugal international was sent on loan to Real Sociedad and failed to make the grade with only 2 goals out of 32 La Liga appearances. However, he is finally hitting the ground running with 5 goals and 5 assists in 16 matches for the Turkish big boys.
Spurs currently sit 3rd in the Premier League after 5 victories on the spin. Mauricio Pochettino has built an impressive squad that could combat for the title once again after falling short in the previous campaign. Looking at their current form, Bruma knows that unseating any of the attacking players is close to impossible yet is up for the challenge.
His pace and trickery could prove as a trump card for Pochettino, who did reveal back in summer that his side needs those attributes. The Portuguese can be deployed on either flank or pull the string behind target-man like Harry Kane. Being a manager who is never shy of tweaking the team’s formation when required, Bruma does not seem to be a player who would settle only among the depth of the squad.
The plan seems to be commendable but having not tasted much success in the previous transfer window, will the Argentinean splash the money on an individual who has not made a mark in England’s top flight?